Gettysburg

Overview

Read about the events leading up to the bloodiest battle of the Civil War and how they have shaped our nation today. Inside you will find out:

Why Union general George Meade's plans were so successful;

What role Gettysburg's geography played in the battle's outcome;

And how President Lincoln s Gettysburg Address inspired the Union to continue fighting.

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Overview

Read about the events leading up to the bloodiest battle of the Civil War and how they have shaped our nation today. Inside you will find out:

Why Union general George Meade's plans were so successful;

What role Gettysburg's geography played in the battle's outcome;

And how President Lincoln s Gettysburg Address inspired the Union to continue fighting.

Cornerstones of Freedomâ„¢ brings history to life by capturing the dramatic and defining moments in American history with engaging text, primary source materials, historical photographs, maps, and timelines.

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Children's Literature - Greg M. Romaneck
The Battle of Gettysburg fundamentally changed the course of the Civil War. Fought near a small Pennsylvania college town on July1-3, 1863, this engagement not only stopped the Confederate invasion of the North but also planted the seeds of eventual Union victory in the war at large. At Gettysburg over 50,000 American soldiers were killed, wounded or captured in the bloodiest single battle of the Civil War. Linked with the simultaneous surrender of the Confederate garrison at Vicksburg, Mississippi the Federal victory at Gettysburg was broadly seen both at the time it occurred, and over the years, as the turning point of the war. Here, in this illustrated chapter of the "Cornerstones of Freedom" series, readers are given a look back at those eventful days in the Civil War. Gregory takes his readers back to the precursor events that set the stage for this meeting engagement pitting General Lee's Army of Northern Virginia against General Meade's oft times defeated Union Army of the Potomac. In the end the efforts of Lee's seemingly indomitable veterans were not enough to overcome the forces of fate and tactics. This Civil War story is one that is critical for any student to the war and is presented in a cogent and readable way in this fine little book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780531265598
  • Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/1/2011
  • Series: Cornerstones of Freedom, Third Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 792,956
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Setting the Scene: A Divided Nation 6

Chapter 1 High Stakes 8

Chapter 2 the Battle Begins 20

Chapter 3 A Bloody Conclusion 32

Chapter 4 The Gettysburg Address 44

Map of the Events: What Happened Where? 52

The Story Continues: The Legacy of Gettysburg 54

Influential Individuals 56

Timeline 58

Living History 60

Resources 61

Glossary 62

Index 63

About the Author 64

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